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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter

January 9, 2008

Also, please enjoy some great video clips of Ike Turner that are up on YouTube:

Ike and Tina Turner 1965 killer performance; click here. Note that the white guitarist is reportedly Jimmy Knight, who was based in Phoenix and played years ago with Big Pete Pearson. (Bob has a fond memory of playing Ike old, rare Jimmy Knight records who enjoyed them immensely)

Tribute to the song "Rocket 88", complete with period memorabilia; click here.

1959 clip of Ike Turner and his Kings Of Rhythm performing "Charlie Brown"; click here.

1959 clip of Ike Turner performing "So Fine", and then Jimmy Thomas singing "Splish Slash" with Ike Turner and his Kings Of Rhythm; click here.

Ike Turner at Green Bay 2005. Great boogie-woogie piano workout; click here.

Ike Turner 2007 Grammy® press conference; click here.

Ike and Tina Turner turner performing "I Smell Trouble" with great vocals by Tina and killer blues guitar by Ike; click here.

Ike and Tina Turner performing a very sexy version of "I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long"; click here.

Ike and Tina Turner performing "River Deep, Mountain High" from 1966. This is obviously lip sync'd for TV; click here.

In addition, here are some select Big Walter video clips on YouTube

Big Walter Horton and Floyd Jones at B.L.U.E.S. in Chicago from 1979 or '80; click here.

Big Walter Horton, 1965; click here.

Big Walter Horton, 1960s; click here.

Big Walter Horton with Honeyboy Edwards and Johnny Shines; click here.

  • Janiva Magness this Friday at the Rhythm Room: Janiva Magness's appearance this Friday at the Rhythm Room marks a triumphant return to the valley for this great blues singer. Janiva has recently signed with Alligator Records, and will have a new CD out this year. She has won a Blues Music Award two years in a row under the category of Contemporary Blues Woman, and she is up for a Blues Music Award this year under the Blues Entertainer category. Janiva lived in Phoenix for a period in the 1980s. For some photos of Janiva back in the Phoenix days, click here. Doors open at 8pm; cover charge is $10. The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Rack Shack Barbeque will be available at this event. This night will be a patio smoking only event, no indoor smoking will be permitted.

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